ST MICHAEL’S PARISH TIPPERARY

5th December 2021   Second Sunday of Advent  >  C  

Recently DeceasedMary Robinson (nee Hogan), Murgasty; Mary McConville, (nee Bowes), Roseboro; Margaret (Mona) O’Brien, Pallasgreen; Eileen Hogan (nee Morrissey), Templenoe, Greenane, Tipperary; Henry Kiely, Cashel Rd. Tipperary; Liam Nevin, St. Vincent’s Court, Tipperary;

Month’s Mind: Paul O’Dwyer; Alan Price, Lisvernane;

Anniversaries:  Mary O’Halloran; Terry Hyland; Seánie Donovan (1st Anniversary); Pat & Phyllis O’Connell; Patrick & Sharon O’Connell; John, Patrick & Mary Maher; Margaret (Madge) Toomey & deceased Maher & Toomey families; Sr. Mary Liam Maher RSJ; Sr. Mary Paschal Maher RSJ; Martin Maguire (1st Anniversary); Patrick O’Connell; Mary Butler; Robert Keating; Patrick & Mary O’Neill; Teresa, Margaret & Christine O’Neill; Martin & Patrick O’Neill; Tom & Margaret Keating; Eddie Godfrey; Brendan Power; Michael Finan; Peggy Howlett; Paddy Moloney; Mary Condon (1st Anniversary); Peggy Easton; Mick English; Go ndéana Dia trócaire orthu.

Feast of The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Wednesday 8th Dec.  Vigil Mass on Tuesday 7th Dec at 7.00pm; Masses on Wednesday 8th at 8.30am; 11.00am & 12.30pm

St. Vincent de Paul Annual Christmas Collection:  takes place this weekend 4/5 Dec.  Envelopes are in your Collection Envelope pack or are available at back of St. Michael’s Church.  Donations can be dropped into the Collection/Donation Box at the back of the church. Please be as generous.

Christmas Clergy Collection: Christmas Clergy collection for the priests of the diocese is next weekend 11/12 Dec. Place envelopes in box at back of church.  All cheques to be payable to St. Michael’s Church/Parish.

Covid 19:      In church you are asked to

  • Wear a Mask at all times;
  • Sanitise your hands on entering and leaving
  • Not to stand in numbers at back of church but please take a seat.

Confessions: Every Saturdays 3.00pm – 4.00pm in the Side Chapel. 

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: Every Wed 3.00pm- 6.00pm. It is lovely to see so many coming to spend time in the Lord’s presence.

Christmas Mass Bouquets:  cards are available in the Parish Office – Mon-Fri 10am to 12noon. 

Newsletter:  You are asked to take the newsletter home and not leave it in the church after you have used it.

Collection Envelope Distributers: Thanks to those who have volunteered to help the distribution of the Annual Collection Envelopes. We still more helpers – so anyone with a little free time might help. It only happens once in the year. Leave name in the Sacristy/Parish Office.

Parish Lotto:  Congratulations to Kathleen O’Dwyer winner of €50 this week. There will be a Special Christmas Lotto Draw on the 16th Dec. There will be 5 lucky dip winners of €100 plus Super Family Break at Centre Parcs Village and 3 Play Station 5’s.   To join the Lotto, go to the parish Website www.stmichaelsparishtipperary.ie and press the Lotto Button.

Programme of Formation for Lay Pastoral Ministry & Leadership:  This is an exciting opportunity for people who are interested in getting involved in Pastoral Ministry in their parish or the Archdiocese.  The church of the future in Cashel and Emly will need lay people to take on roles of responsibility and leadership.  This course is designed to prepare people for that.  Anyone interested in hearing more about this initiative should contact any of the priest in the parish or the Pastoral Office in Knockinrawley- 0861033763.  Further details are on the Church Notice Board.

An Advent Prayer: O God of Life, come to winter’s branches where our lives bear no fruit, where our efforts have failed, where our hope has faltered and the sap of energy has dried up.  We are poor and we need a Saviour. Come, Lord Jesus, come. O God of Light, come into our dark areas where we have been taken over by fears, anxiety and untamed powers of temptation.  we are poor and we need a Saviour.  Come, Lord Jesus, come. O God of Love, desiring to dwell in our hearts, come and heal the unredeemed areas where we block your love, areas of jealousy, lust, impatience, pride, anger and bitterness.  We are poor and we need a Saviour. Come, Lord Jesus, come.

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